Danny Avdia did come back to himself and provided a very good game tonight (between Tuesday and Wednesday), but Washington (40:32) continues to sink and is now two and a half games away from tenth place Chicago, in the leading place for play-in in the East.
This time the Wizards lost 122:112 to Orlando - the third loss in a row and the sixth in the last seven games, when Avdia's 15 points and 10 rebounds were not saved.
The Wizards are sinking.
Avdia (Photo: GettyImages, G Fiume)
The Israeli again came off the bench, despite the absence of Kyle Kuzma.
However, unlike most of his games in March, this time Avdia was excellent - efficient (5-for-6 from the field, 3-for-4 on 3, 2-for-3 from the free throw line), aggressive, and also added 3 assists and 2 steals in 34 subtlety.
Unfortunately, it wasn't enough: the Magic, who beat the Wizards by 19 and 20 earlier this season, did it again, closing things out with a 24:35 final quarter.
Kristaps Porzingis who returned stood out with 30 points, Bradley Beal added 16 with bad percentages (4 of 15 from the field) and went out with six fouls with three minutes to go.
On the other hand, Gary Harris led seven players in double figures with 22 points, Franz Wagner added 20.
Washington will try to recover, but its next game will be even more difficult - at home, against the leader of the West, Denver.